Americans show more support than opposition for two infrastructure bills; majorities favor raising taxes on large businesses and high-income households.
Majorities of Americans say unions have a positive effect on U.S. and that decline in union membership is bad
A narrow majority of Americans continue to say labor unions have a positive effect on the way things are going in the United States.
Twenty years ago, Americans came together – bonded by sadness and patriotism – after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But a review of public opinion in the two decades since finds that unity was fleeting. It also shows how support for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was strong initially but fell over time.
Majority of U.S. public favors Afghanistan troop withdrawal; Biden criticized for his handling of situation
54% of U.S. adults say the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan was the right one, while 42% say it was wrong.
More Americans now say they prefer a community with big houses, even if local amenities are farther away
Six-in-ten U.S. adults say they would prefer to live in a community with larger homes with greater distances to retail stores and schools.
Republicans increasingly critical of several major U.S. institutions, including big corporations and banks
Republicans are critical of how major institutions, from large corporations and tech companies to universities and K-12 public schools, are affecting the U.S.
Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to say increased attention to the history of slavery and racism is bad for the country.
Democrats overwhelmingly favor free college tuition, while Republicans are divided by age, education
Among all U.S. adults, 63% favor making tuition at public colleges free, including 37% who strongly favor the proposal.
U.S. gun owners have long favored more permissive gun policies while adults who do not own guns have tended to favor more restrictive ones.
A growing share of U.S. adults say it’s a bad thing for the country that some people have personal fortunes of a billion dollars or more.